After hearing Glenn Beck rant about Woody Guthrie this week, and his song, This Land Is Your Land, I decided to dedicate this episode to Woody and his great American song.
After a short bio of Woody's life, I gave my take on the 2010 US Census form that I received and had a little fun with all of the right wing rumors that have been circulating about it over the past few months.
We received a call from Brother Stan The Union Man and he gave his take on Woody and the big banks versus credit unions. You can tune in to Bro Stan's show on Wednesdays at 3:00pm edt by streaming from http://www.radiofreejax.com where you can also stream my show, live, Saturday mornings beginning at 8:00am edt. The call-in number is 904-854-TALK.
I talked about the Texas schoolbook controversy and their striking the life Archbishop Romero from the schools. Archbishop Romero was murdered by a right wing death squad trained at The School Of The Americas in Ft Benning, GA as he led services in his church in El Salvador. He is the unofficial Patron Saint Of El Salvador and Central America.
The Texas School system decided that Archbishop Romero was not an important enough figure to be included in History and social Studies textbooks. Considering all of the Central Americans living in Texas, where most have a portrait of Archbishop Romero on the walls in their homes, that Texas would consider him important. But Texas wants to rewrite history and I pointed out that factual errors were found by the thousand(s) after Texas altered their textbooks 10 years ago. Think about it, for at least the past 10 years, school kids in Texas have learned that the Sputnik rocket was a Soviet nuclear warhead.
It was a fun show at the expense of Americas' Conspirator In Chief - Glenn Beck and the Texas school system administrators.